The Department of Home Affairs has decided that minors who are South African citizens travelling to South Africa with South African passports may be accepted by airlines for travelling purposes without presenting birth certificates (containing parent(s) particulars). Such minors will be assisted by Immigration Services upon arrival at South African ports of entry.

The status quo will remain in respect of minors who are South African citizens departing from South Africa with South African passports to provide the required documentation as specified in the advisory on the Department’s website. You can access it here.